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Trying to hookup DVI output on TWC motorola box

hamiltonpl
01-15-2009, 02:20 PM
I have TWC with a dual-tuner HDMI motorola box. IN the settings it allows to switch to DVI - however I am not seeing a DVI connnection on the back.

The HDMI is there. Am I missing something or is this not an available feature with this box?

I would like to use analog audio with my HDMI cable. I don't know of another way to to do this unless I go DVI. Thanks for your help.

gossamer
01-15-2009, 02:40 PM
Sounds like a sw issue with the box. And why would you want to use analog audio?

hamiltonpl
01-15-2009, 02:58 PM
Sounds like a sw issue with the box. And why would you want to use analog audio?

I don't think so. I can't find WHERE to hook the DVI cable into. The box allows that toggle to DVI but I don't see anywhere it can be hooked into.

Why? Well, the audio delivered via the HDMI cable creates static and popping on the TV speakers. When I use the analog outputs on the cable box this does not happen. So what I want is the DVI/HDMI quality video with analog audio.

So I naturally thought I could use a DVI to HDMI cable but I'm now thinking that this box just doesn't offer a DVI output....???

Bigloww
01-15-2009, 03:09 PM
I don't think so. I can't find WHERE to hook the DVI cable into. The box allows that toggle to DVI but I don't see anywhere it can be hooked into.

Why? Well, the audio delivered via the HDMI cable creates static and popping on the TV speakers. When I use the analog outputs on the cable box this does not happen. So what I want is the DVI/HDMI quality video with analog audio.

So I naturally thought I could use a DVI to HDMI cable but I'm now thinking that this box just doesn't offer a DVI output....???

Does this "popping" only occur with your cable box or is it confined to that HDMI input itself. If so, I would get a replacement cable box from your cable company. If it is with the HDMI input/inputs, just go with component video and analog audio. Same PQ as HDMI..

The DVI option is for TV's that have DVI and no HDMI.. So it may not activate unless it is connected DVI/HDMI...

hamiltonpl
01-15-2009, 04:16 PM
I have searched the popping and static issue and apparently this is not that uncommon with some HDMI connections.

Component is fine except on HD channels which occasionally have these faint wavy lines (interference) on them. Thus - the main reason for the switch to HDMI - the lines go away. It's all digital!

I've been told that this is a grounding issue with the box or something like that but getting TWC to come back out and fix that is going to be a chore. The lines appeared on my old box and then even worse on the new one. Again, all looks fine on the digital HDMI cable.

If I could I would just reroute the outgoing analog R/L cables to the DVI analog inputs on the back of the TV. But, that is only "live" I think if you're using a DVI to HDMI cable. Using the HDMI cable only I get NO sound from the DVI analog inputs. It's like the TV knows that I am using a true HDMI cable and disables these inputs.

This is very frustrating. I appreciate your help. Thanks!

Bigloww
01-16-2009, 12:02 AM
I have searched the popping and static issue and apparently this is not that uncommon with some HDMI connections.

Component is fine except on HD channels which occasionally have these faint wavy lines (interference) on them. Thus - the main reason for the switch to HDMI - the lines go away. It's all digital!

I've been told that this is a grounding issue with the box or something like that but getting TWC to come back out and fix that is going to be a chore. The lines appeared on my old box and then even worse on the new one. Again, all looks fine on the digital HDMI cable.

If I could I would just reroute the outgoing analog R/L cables to the DVI analog inputs on the back of the TV. But, that is only "live" I think if you're using a DVI to HDMI cable. Using the HDMI cable only I get NO sound from the DVI analog inputs. It's like the TV knows that I am using a true HDMI cable and disables these inputs.

This is very frustrating. I appreciate your help. Thanks!

Hmm, crappy wavy lines with component and popping sounds from HDMI.. Sounds like a piece of shit cable box or connection to me. You shouldn't have to do all this damage control and shuffling around because of it. Have the cable company replace the box and or fix the line... If not, tell them your done with this crap and you want to go with Dish or DTV..That will make them scramble a bit. If not, go with Dish..